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					EMPLOYEE STANDARDS ACT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION

FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

$5.85 $6.55 $7.25
PER HOUR PER HOUR

PER HOUR

BEGINNING JULY 24, 2007

BEGINNING JULY 24, 2008

BEGINNING JULY 24, 2009

OVERTIME PAY YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

/ At least 112 times your regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

An employee must be at least 16 years old to work in most non-farm jobs and at least 18 to work in non-farm jobs declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Youths 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs under the following conditions: No more than • 3 hours on a school day or 18 hours in a school week; • 8 hours on a non-school day or 40 hours in a non-school week. Also, work may not begin before 7 a.m. or end after 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9 p.m. Different rules apply in agricultural employment. For more information, visit the YouthRules! Web site at www.youthrules.dol.gov.

TIP CREDIT

Employers of “tipped employees” must pay a cash wage of at least $2.13 per hour if they claim a tip credit against their minimum wage obligation. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's cash wage of at least $2.13 per hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference. Certain other conditions must also be met. The Department of Labor may recover back wages either administratively or through court action, for the employees that have been underpaid in violation of the law. Violations may result in civil or criminal action. Civil money penalties of up to $11,000 per violation may be assessed against employers who violate the youth employment provisions of the law and up to $1,100 per violation against employers who willfully or repeatedly violate the minimum wage or overtime pay provisions. This law prohibits discriminating against or discharging workers who file a complaint or participate in any proceedings under the Act.

ENFORCEMENT

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Certain occupations and establishments are exempt from the minimum wage and/or overtime pay provisions. • Special provisions apply to workers in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. • Some state laws provide greater employee protections; employers must comply with both. • The law requires employers to display this poster where employees can readily see it. • Employees under 20 years of age may be paid $4.25 per hour during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer. • Certain full-time students, student learners, apprentices, and workers with disabilities may be paid less than the minimum wage under special certificates issued by the Department of Labor.

For additional information:

1-866-4-USWAGE WWW.WAGEHOUR.DOL.GOV
(1-866-487-9243) TTY: 1-877-889-5627
U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division
WHD Publication 1088 (Revised June 2007)


				
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